Thursday, May 12, 2011

  • Obama, Congress Work on Recipe to Reduce National Debt
    President Obama met with top lawmakers again Thursday, to continue working on a deal to reduce the nation's deficit. Ray Suarez reports on the battle lines being drawn by both parties, from spending cuts to new taxes.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2011
  • Jim Lehrer: 'Time Has Arrived' to Step Back From Daily Anchor Duties
    Effective June 6, Jim Lehrer will no longer be part of the regular daily PBS NewsHour anchor rotation team, but he will still appear on many Friday evenings to moderate the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

  • Syrian Regime's 'Fear Factor' May Be Giving Way to Wider Protests
    As Syrian government tanks shell residential neighborhoods, Judy Woodruff discusses what is next for the Syrian uprising with The National Defense University's Murhaf Jouejati and The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Andrew Tabler.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2011
  • Ukraine Struggles to Curb HIV Epidemic Amid Drug Shortages, Political Hurdles
    Ukraine has the highest HIV infection rate in Europe and now there are fears its epidemic could spread to neighboring countries. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Ukraine on the health issue.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2011
  • GOP 2012 Field Taking Shape With Gingrich Bid
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich launched his official bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination Wednesday. Can he re-introduce himself to the electorate? Jim Lehrer discuss the news with NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2011
  • All Eyes on Mississippi River Levees, Spillways as Flood Tensions Continue
    Crews filled sandbags and shored up levees along the Mississippi River as enormous volumes of water surged south. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the levee and floodgate system with the Association of State Floodplain Managers' Larry Larson and Author John Barry.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2011
  • New Documentary Looks at Merging Old and New Media at the New York Times
    Director Andrew Rossi spent one year at the New York Times for his new documentary 'Page One: Inside the New York Times'
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2011
  • Making of a Memory Master: Memory Brain Battle
    Hari challenges journalist-turned mental athlete Joshua Foer to a shopping list brain battle.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

  • What's Behind Microsoft's Decision to Buy Skype?
    Microsoft announced Tuesday it was purchasing the Internet telephone service Skype in a deal valued at $8.5 billion. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with The Washington Post's Technology Reporter Cecilia Kang.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Nearly 8 Years After the 'Orange Revolution,' Ukraine Runs Into Reversals
    Special correspondent Kira Kay explores lessons being learned about fulfilling the promises of the 2004 revolution in Ukraine. It's part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • U.S. Steps Up Challenge to China on Human Rights
    The Obama administration has stepped up criticism of China's human rights record in recent days. Judy Woodruff discusses the issue with Human Rights Watch's Phelim Kine and former President of the U.S.-China Business Council Robert Kapp.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Debt Debate Heats Up in Washington as Borrowing Limit Looms
    With the federal government set to hit its legal limit on borrowing in less than a week, House Speaker John Boehner outlined new debt ceiling negotiation terms. Kwame Holman reports on the politics of the debate.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Obama Renews Call to Fix 'Broken' Immigration System
    The president visited El Paso, Texas, Tuesday to launch a public campaign for immigration reform. Ray Suarez discuses the new push with Hernan Rozemberg and Michel Marizco, senior correspondents for "Fronteras: The Changing America Desk," a network of National Public Radio stations across the southwest focusing on border issues.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Miss. River Crests in Memphis, Flood Worries Head Downstream
    The "Mighty Mississippi" more than lived up to its nickname, swelling two and a half miles beyond its banks and inundating low-lying areas in and around Memphis, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown reports on the damage in Memphis and new flood worries for communities downstream.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Obama Makes Immigration Reform Pitch in El Paso
    President Obama traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to deliver a speech on immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • The Making of a Memory Master: Memory Brain Battle
    Hari challenges journalist-turned mental athlete Joshua Foer to a shopping list brain battle.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • The Making of a Memory Master
    While writing an article on the ancient art of memory, journalist Joshua Foer put his own brain to the test. He entered the 2006 USA Memory Championship - and won. He describes his experience in his book, "Moonwalking with Einstein." NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan caught up with Foer recently to discuss the culture and science of memory and give us some tools on how to memorize long lists, quickly.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

  • What's Next for Mexico's War on Drugs?
    Demonstrators take to the streets to fight against violence caused by drug cartels in Mexico. BELO's Mexico Bureau Chief Angela Kocherga, based in El Paso, Texas, reports from the border region and though Mexico with the latest from Mexico's war on drugs.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • 'Last In, First Out' Among Teacher Layoff Policies Under Scrutiny
    As the end of the school year approaches, thousands of teachers across the U.S. are facing the prospect of being laid off. NewsHour special correspondent John Tulenko reports on questions over layoff policies in Hartford, Conn.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • U.S. and Pakistan: Will a Strategic Partnership Falter After Bin Laden Raid?
    After bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces during a raid in Abbottabad, tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and Pakistan. Ray Suarez discusses the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations with former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin and Lawrence Wright, author of a book that focuses on the origins of al-Qaida.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • Mississippi River Flooding Hits Historic Levels, Tests Levee System
    The Mississippi River approached its highest level ever Monday, forcing the city of Memphis to evacuate homes as they wait for the river to peak, which is expected as early as tonight. Jeffrey Brown gets the latest on the surging flood waters from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and the Army Corps of Engineers' Steve Stockton.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • NewsHour Connect: Muddy Mississippi Floods in Memphis
    Eleanor Boudreau of WKNO updates Hari Sreenivasan on Memphis, Tennessee's second worst flooding in recorded history. The Mississippi is expected to crest at 48 feet late Monday.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • You Talk to Endeavour: Questions for LIVE interview From Space Still Open
    We've been getting a flurry of great questions for the members of the shuttle Endeavour crew, and despite the launch delay, we're still taking new questions. The interview will occur three days after the launch, which is now set for no earlier than May 16.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'These Arms of Mine' by David Kirby
    David Kirby is the author of several books of criticism, essays, children's literature and poetry, including most recently, "Talking about Movies with Jesus" (2011) and "The House on Boulevard Street: New and Selected Poems" (2007), a finalist for the National Book Award. Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

  • Newly released video of Osama bin Laden
    Bin Laden delivers a message in front of a blue background. This video was seized by U.S. forces during the raid on bin Laden's compund on May 1, 2011. This video has no audio
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2011
  • Newly released video of Osama bin Laden practicing a video message
    Osama bin laden appears in this video, apparently practicing a video message. This video was captured by the U.S. team who infiltrated bin Laden's compound and killed him on May 1, 2011. The video has no sound.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2011
  • Newly released video show Osama bin Laden watching TV
    Osama bin Laden appears in this video, watching satellite television channels. This video was captured by the U.S. team who infiltrated bin Laden's compound and killed him on May 1, 2011. The video has no sound.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

  • Executive Pay Soaring Once Again, Report Finds
    The jobs report for April was released Friday as well as a new report that finds executive pay is soaring at a level higher than that of 2007. Jeffrey Brown discusses the findings with AFL-CIO Office of Investment's Vinetta Anand and The Council on Competitiveness' Deborah Wince-Smith.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011

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